After suspending the parliament, the British Prime Minister is intends to implement his policies despite the obstacles.
Since the coming to power of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson in July 2019 Britain’s political landscape seems to have taken a different twist. Apart from being determined to take Britain out of the European Union in what is known as “Brexit” even without a deal, PM Boris Johnson surprisingly announced the prorogation of parliament after consultation with Her Majesty the Queen of England. The decision which falls in line with the law has raised numerous criticisms within and without his own party prompting more than 75 campaigners and MPs to challenge him in court.
Though the Scottish Court presided over by Lord Doherty on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 boosted the Prime Minister Boris move by ruling in his favour by deciding that, “The Decision by the PM to Suspend the Parliament is Political Territory and Courts Cannot Rule on It”, a Tuesday late night vote by United Kingdom lawmakers, 328 to 321 to gain control of the parliamentary agenda in order to block a no-deal Brexit, has dealt a blow to the PM and his government which is now without a majority in parliament. The victory implies the opposition can introduce a bill that would force Boris Johnson to ask for a delay to Brexit until at least 31 January 2020 rather than take the country out with no deal.
To salvage the situation, the P M who is against any Brexit delay is now contemplating on calling general election if Labour Party and rebel Tories succeed in stopping a no deal Brexit on 31 October 2019. For him to trigger an election, he does not only need a two-third vote of the MPs, but also needs to convince the Labour and other parties to back his plan. A task which seems to be very complicated for the Prime Minister especially with the expulsion 21 Conservatives from the party for going against the Prime Minister’s decision.
Now that the government has lost control of Parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson would need to deploy all his arsenals to avoid deepening the already divided political class over the Brexit issue. If he does not succeed by October 19, 2019, anti-Brexit supporters who have been calling for a new referendum might push on and the whole deal might collapse.